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Bruise On Skull
Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Non surgical: Depending on the force of the trauma, skull fractures can be associated with bruising or contusion of the underlying brain. Simple skull fractures with small amount of bruising can be left alone and will heal with time. Fractures that break through the scalp, sunken into the brain and causing injury, extensive bruising may need surgery. ...Read more
There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. it feels bruised and itches. What is it from?
Would a Lipoma or pilar cyst cause a dent to form in the skull? Had this for 15 years flares up and feels bruised then swelling subsides and indents.
I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?
Hit in the lower left back of skull w/the tip of a paddle board. No visible bump but developing headaches 3 days later. Pupils look ok, but i bruise easily. Should i be worried about bleeding in skull?
See doctor: All i can say without more history and exam is that new onset headaches after head trauma is an indication to see a physician. Only after a detailed physical exam and history will we know the level of concern and what if any additional studies and or treatment is needed. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yo chasing bro today. Tripped & hit forehead on wood stair. Some bruising & small dent if you push it. Acting normal all day. Poss skull fracture?
Possible: If you think that you can identify an area of the skull that moves with pressure on it then a skull fracture is very possible, and a depressed skull fracture becomes a possibility and may need fixation. It is difficult to tell if there is swelling of the skin and soft tissue that can be depressed though. In general this can be cleared up pretty easily in you closest emergency room with an x-ray. ...Read more
No: You can hit your head and not get a lump or bruise. ...Read more